ROSYTH could be served up with a new tennis facility as part of plans to create more than 100 indoor courts across Britain.

The Press can reveal exclusively that, under ambitious proposals revealed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) yesterday (Wednesday), they want to provide courts in areas that will “meet a demand threshold of potential players”.

A total of 96 “target areas” – 12 of which are in Scotland – have been identified and prioritised “according to the number of potential players in each area, with demographic profiles of the population for each target community used to ensure new facilities are developed in a way that also helps to broaden the participation base of the game”.

Although no detail on a specific site has yet been revealed, the LTA has earmarked the tow n as having indoor courts created over the next 10 years.

In a statement outlining the plans on the LTA’s website, the governing body’s chief executive, Scott Lloyd, said: “More indoor facilities across England, Scotland and Wales are absolutely crucial to our ambition to open up tennis to many more people.

“We are already making progress with several new indoor tennis centres currently going through the planning process in Scotland, and I am looking forward to us working with local authorities and partners in all of our target locations across the whole of Britain.”

One possible location for such a development could be at the Fleet Grounds, which is operated by the South West Fife Community Sports Partnership.

In 2014, Fife Council agreed a £133,000 deal with the Ministry of Defence for the facilities, including a pavilion, playing fields and artificial hockey pitch, with a view to leasing the land back to the partnership to develop it into a sports hub.

A state-of-the-art all-weather surface was installed three years later at the Wilson Way site in the first part of a proposed three-phase development, which suggested the possibility of creating an indoor facility that would introduce other sports to the hub – including tennis.

Danny Hughes, chair of Rosyth Community Council, said: “This is the very first I’ve heard of this but more facilities for the town has to be good news.”

In April, Judy Murray – an ex-Dunfermline Tennis Club player – urged the LTA and Scottish Government to call for action to be taken on providing a lasting legacy for when her sons, Andy and Jamie, retire.

But, almost 10 years after the town had been shortlisted as a potential home for a Judy Murray Tennis Centre, Fife Council ruled out the possibility of developing indoor facilities in Dunfermline, commenting that a new facility at St Andrews University had “enhanced” the provision.